Sunday, January 16, 2011
Laura's birthday party was last night. She turns 17 Wednesday. I loved that there was a girl there who had known her since kindergarten, and someone who had been friends with her since she was younger than kindergarten!
I got an acceptance from Filter Literary Journal today. That was great news. Every issue is hand made!
Last night I had the weirdest dream. It is very boring when people talk about their dreams so stop reading if you don't like reading about dreams!
It was one of those dreams where you are in your bed, and you wake up. So I was in my bed, I woke up, and one of my teeth had fallen out. I took it out of my mouth and showed it to Michael, but then the tooth unfolded into a skull.
Then our house just started filling with people, mostly family members in various stages of their lives - so my son Max was there as a toddler but also an older kid, and my dad was there, in his 30's or 40's, but then there was also my Dad at his current age, walking around too.
And I realized, "I must be dead!" and I got worried in the dream because the dream was going on for so long I thought, this might not be a dream! I saw my friend Peggy there too. I hadn't dreamt about her in ages. At one point I had this small brown dog that I'd adopted and I thought maybe it had caused my death so I put it outside.
That was my dream. My friend Peggy died around the time Laura was born, so I think that might be why I dreamt about her. I hadn't dreamt about her in years.
I thought about it later today and I thought it was a dream telling me to lighten up about getting older. Because my house (life) is full of so many great experiences. And I'm still waking up alive! whew.
However I will not be adopting any small brown dogs in the future.
I'm reading GREAT HOUSE by Nicole Krauss and it's amazing! Perhaps the title of the book influenced my dream too some how.
Now I'm going to watch the Golden Globes red carpet!